Professor Graber Receives SHAPE Award
Professor Kim Graber will be honored with the Research Council Distinguished Service Award by SHAPE America, the Society of Health and Physical Educators. The award recognizes significant contributions to the Research Council over an extended period of time. Dr. Graber is a SHAPE America Research Fellow and former president of the organization. She served as president and secretary of the Research Council and also held memberships on ethics, publications, executive, and finance committees.
“Kim Graber has been a tireless worker for SHAPE America and has held many of the offices in the organization through the years,” says Phillip Ward, Ph.D., chair of the Research Council. “In her various roles on the Research Council, she has directed, shaped and promoted Council policies and agendas, making a significant contribution.”
Dr. Graber’s research interests include children’s wellness, legislative policy mandates, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She is director of the Campus Honors Program as well as the College of Applied Health Sciences’ Teaching Academy. She also serves as vice chair of the Faculty Senate. In addition to writing the invited chapter for the Handbook of Research on Teaching, Fourth Edition, Graber has authored more than 70 chapters/articles in numerous journals, served as editor for two special features and three monographs, and she presented at dozens of national and international conferences. She also is the co-author of a book titled Physical Education & Activity for Elementary Classroom Teachers with Dr. Amelia Mays Woods.
Dr. Graber will receive her award during the SHAPE America National Convention’s C.H. McCloy Research Lecture and Breakfast on April 7.